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Archive for Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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Early returns on, off field positive for KU juco transfer Sendish
July 2, 2013
The Big 12 on Tuesday released the names of the 34 football players who will represent their schools at the annual Big 12 media days later this month in Dallas. Three veteran Jayhawks will be joined by juco transfer Cassius Sendish, who has made a good impression since his arrival in January. By Matt Tait
Wild pitching sets stage for Royals loss
July 2, 2013
With one swing of the bat, Alex Gordon wiped clean five innings of sketchy pitching. The Royals’ bullpen wasn’t done issuing walks.
KU basketball notebook: 2014 prospect Pope cuts list
July 2, 2013
Malik Pope, a small forward ranked No. 14 in the recruiting Class of 2014 by Rivals.com, on Tuesday narrowed his large list of schools to nine, including Kansas University. Notes by Gary Bedore
City delays approval of Rock Chalk Park development
July 2, 2013
Commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting deferred action on the development agreement that will formalize the public-private partnership among the city, a Kansas University Endowment entity and a private company led by Lawrence developer Thomas Fritzel. By Chad Lawhorn
Olathe man facing trial in botched home invasion in Lawrence says target was $30K in drug money
July 2, 2013
One of three men charged in what police say was a botched home invasion in December testified today that he and two co-defendants were trying to rob a Lawrence drug dealer when he was accidentally shot. By Ian Cummings
Thief chops down and steals five downtown Lawrence parking meters; police seek public’s help
July 2, 2013
Lawrence police are looking for help from the public in finding a thief who has been sawing down and making off with downtown parking meters for more than a month. Police have counted five meters stolen since April, at a cost of $800 apiece, or $1,600 in the case of two-space meters. The cost of replacing the meters is far more, police say, than whatever change might be inside them. By Ian Cummings
Lawrence woman sentenced to 30 days in jail for online prostitution involving a juvenile
July 2, 2013
A 34-year-old Lawrence woman has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after being found guilty of engaging in prostitution with a juvenile who found her through online advertisements. By Ian Cummings
Officials say immigration bill would help KU recruit international grad students, faculty
July 2, 2013
The sweeping immigration bill approved by the U.S. Senate last week might face difficulty in the House of Representatives, but among officials in Kansas University’s International Programs office, it’s being greeted with cheers. By Matt Erickson
Douglas County Commission to review plans for new public works facility
July 2, 2013
Douglas County commissioners will get an update Wednesday about plans for a new Public Works Department facility southeast of Lawrence. The project is now estimated at $13.9 million. By Peter Hancock
Lawrence trash schedule not affected by July Fourth holiday
July 2, 2013
The Independence Day holiday will not affect residential or commercial trash collection routes this week.
25 years ago: Plans for Lied Center conflict with KANU radio tower location
July 2, 2013
It appeared that the tower was going to have to be moved.
Editorial: Money, money
There may be a number of reasons Kansas Athletics signed a new broadcast deal with ESPN, but the most important reason is money.
July 2, 2013
As the lyrics in the popular Broadway show “Cabaret” state: “Money makes the world go around, the world go around, the world go around. Money makes the world go around; it makes the world go ’round.”
40 years ago: Fireworks scheduled for skies above Memorial Stadium
July 2, 2013
Local (illegal) fireworks had already begun.
Douglas County Dental Clinic receives $72,000 grant
July 2, 2013
Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation awarded the Douglas County Dental Clinic, located at 2210 Yale Rd., with a grant for just more than $72,000.
Opinion: The plight of Latin America’s teachers
July 2, 2013 in print edition on A6
It’s no wonder that protesters in Brazil are holding signs reading “more education, less soccer,” or that there are constant teacher strikes in Argentina, Chile, Venezuela and Mexico — Latin American schoolteachers are among the most miserably paid in the world.
Opinion: ‘National interest’ gets lost in D.C.
July 2, 2013 in print edition on A6
For an illustration of why the federal government has become so unmanageable, consider the Air Force’s attempt last year to cut its budget by retiring unneeded warplanes. This sensible policy ran into a shredder — largely because of the political clout of the Air National Guard and the Air Force Reserve.
100 years ago: Four Gettysburg survivors still living in Lawrence
July 2, 2013
“They recall many a vivid picture of the terrible doings on that battlefield of fifty years ago.”
Horoscopes for July 2
July 2, 2013
For Tuesday, July 2 This year marks an important time in your life. Expect good fortune and opportunity to meet. If you are single, you will meet someone who will enrich your life. If you are attached, you enter one of those warm, connected years where your bond grows stronger. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; 4-Positive; 3-Average; 2-So-so; 1-Difficult Aries (March 21-April 19)